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Yamaha 5.1 Channel Black Home Theater System - YHT-597

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5-Channel Powerful Surround Sound/ 115W Per Channel/ HD Audio Format Decoding/ Direct Mode/ 8” 100W Active Subwoofer/ 4K Pass-Through/ HDMI With 3D And Audio Return Channel/ Black Finish
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Yamaha 5.1 Channel Black Home Theater System, Model YHT597BL

Provides simple operation with network control via free Yamaha AV Controller App, plus enhanced audio capabilities with CINEMA DSP 3D for an enveloping home theater experience from a 5-channel speaker package and a powerful 8" 100W Subwoofer. With expanded Apple connectivity, including AirPlay and versatile USB input for iPad compatibility, this system is also ready for the future with sophisticated technologies like 4K video pass-through and 20% less power consumption with ECO mode.

Key Features:

  • 5-channel powerful surround sound 
    115W per Channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9 % THD, 1 ch driven) 
    80W per Channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09 % THD, 2 ch driven) 
  • HD Audio format decoding: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio; Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio 
  • Discrete amp configuration 
  • Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels 
  • Direct Mode for high quality sound reproduction 
  • Low jitter PLL circuitry helps optimize sound imaging 
  • 2-way speaker drivers for high power input capacity 
  • 8” 100W active subwoofer

Features:

4K pass-through for next generation super high resolution images
This AV receiver provides advanced HDMI features including 4K pass-through. 4K refers to four times the resolution of a 1080p display. While not yet available, 4K displays and sources are sure to become popular in the future. This receiver is capable of passing the 4K data from the source to the display, for image clarity far beyond present standards.

HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel
3D means the receiver can handle 3D signal data. The Audio Return Channel function enables data to be sent and received via the same HDMI cable, so you can hear the sound from the TV via a single HDMI cable, with no need for an extra optical cable.

Network Functions
This AV receiver provides a variety of network functions that enable you to access more sources and also enhance operation. You can connect the receiver to a PC to enjoy Internet Radio. The AV Controller app (from iTunes App Store or Android Market) lets you control various functions from your iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android phones.

AV Controller App for Easy, Convenient Operation
This AV Receiver lets you use the Yamaha AV Controller app that is downloadable from the iTunes App Store or Android Market to control power on/off and volume, select input and DSP modes and operate other functions from an iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android phones. A tablet version is also available.

YPAO Sound Optimization for Automatic Speaker Setup
YPAO analyzes the room acoustics and adjusts various audio parameters for optimum sound in just a few minutes. It’s like having a professional installer calibrate your system.

USB Digital Connection for iPod, iPhone and iPad on the Front Panel
A USB port on the front panel allows convenient connection of an iPod/iPhone/iPad, which also charges when connected. Because the digital signal from the iPod/iPhone/iPad is transmitted directly to the AV receiver, there is no signal loss or interference, so you enjoy the best possible sound quality. In addition, you can use the receiver’s remote control unit to operate the iPod/iPhone/iPad music playback functions.

SCENE for One-Touch Start
Pressing a SCENE button powers on the AV Receiver and selects the input source and DSP mode. You can re-set the buttons for different sources by selecting a source and DSP mode, then pressing a SCENE button for more than three seconds.

HD Audio with CINEMA DSP 3D and Virtual Presence Speaker
CINEMA DSP 3D provides a wide, high and dense sound field. HD Audio format decoding lets you enjoy HD Audio sources. Virtual Presence Speaker delivers 3-dimensional sound without actual use of presence speakers.

Input Selection in HDMI Standby Through Mode
When the AV receiver is in HDMI Standby Through mode, the input source (Blu-ray™ Disc player, game console, etc.) for viewing on the monitor can be changed via the remote control. There’s no need to turn on the AV receiver in order to switch sources.

HDMI CEC for Easy Operation
Another benefit of HDMI is the availability of CEC functionality. When the unit is connected to a CEC compatible TV, it will turn on and off together with the TV, and you can use the TV remote to control the volume. CEC also provides advanced functionality with other components. For example, you can use the receiver’s remote unit to control player functions like Skip and Stop. 

Subwoofer Trim for Improved Sound Imaging
The Subwoofer Trim control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result in a cleaner, more focused sound stage while providing a seamless frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the overall sound is “pushed” toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound.

Compressed Music Enhancer
When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers. Yamaha’s Compressed Music Enhancer employs sophisticated digital signal processing using exclusive algorithms to restore what was lost, so the music always sounds the way it should.

Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
Adaptive DRC automatically adjusts the dynamic range of the sound according to the volume level. This ensures that you hear clear dialogue and vocals, and all sound effects at comfortable levels. There is no need to adjust the volume level as you listen; everything from whispers to big explosions will be heard clearly and comfortably at the same volume setting. It also tones down loud TV commercials, and is ideal for low-volume, late-night listening, when you do not want to disturb others.

ECO mode lowers power consumption by 20%
Yamaha’s new ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20%. It can be set from the top of the GUI menu. 

Selectable Auto Power Down
Auto Power Down lets you save energy by selecting to turn off the power after 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours.

Low Standby Power Consumption
Yamaha makes its receivers eco-friendly with a low standby power consumption of 0.1W in IR Standby mode (1W in HDMI Standby Through mode, 2W in Network Standby mode).

Specifications:

AV Receiver

  • Amplifier Section
    • Channel: 5.1
    • Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven): 115W (8ohms, 0.9% THD)
    • Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven): 80W (8ohms, 0.09% THD)
    • Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms): 110/130/160/-W
  • Surround Sound Processing
    • CINEMA DSP: Yes (3D)
    • DSP Programs: 17
    • Compressed Music Enhancer: Yes
    • Virtual Presence Speaker: Yes
    • SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP: Yes
    • Dolby TrueHD: Yes
    • Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
    • DTS-HD Master Audio: Yes
  • Audio Features
    • YPAO sound optimization: Yes
    • Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control):Yes
    • Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting: Yes
    • Audio Delay: Yes (0-250 ms)
    • 192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels: Yes (Burr-Brown)
  • Video Features
    • HDMI 3D passthrough: Yes
    • HDMI Audio Return Channel: Yes
    • Deep Color/x.v.Color/24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync: Yes
    • 4K Pass-through: Yes
  • Extensive Connection
    • HDMI Input/Output: 4/1
    • HDMI CEC: Yes (SCENE, Device Control)
    • USB Input: iPod/iPhone/iPad, USB Memory, Portable Audio Player
    • Network Port: With access to vTuner Internet Radio service and DLNA 1.5 Compatible.
    • Front AV Input: USB/Mini Jack/Composite
    • Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical: 2 / 0
    • Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial: 2 / 0
    • Analog Audio Input/Output: 4 (front 1) / 1
    • Component Video Input/Output: 2 / 1
    • Composite Video Input/Output: 5 (front 1) / 1
    • Preout: Subwoofer
    • Headphone Output: 1
  • Connectivity
    • Airplay: Yes
  • User Interface
    • App Control: Yes (iPhone/iPad/Android phone/tablet)
    • On-screen display: Yes (Color OSD)
    • SCENE: SCENE (4 sets)
    • Remote Control Unit: Yes (Preset)
  • Tuner Section
    • FM/AM Tuner: Yes
  • Power
    • ECO Mode: Yes
    • Standby Power Consumption (IR only): ≤0.1W
    • Auto Power Down: Yes

Speakers

  • Cabinet Type: Plastic
  • Front Speakers
    • Speaker Size: 2-3/4” woofer and 1/2” tweeter
    • Dimensions (W x H x D): 6-5/8" x 3-5/8" x 4-1/8" (each)
  • Center Speaker
    • Speaker Size: Dual 2-3/4” woofer and 1/2” tweeter
    • Dimensions (W x H x D): 3-5/8" x 9-7/8" x 4-3/8"
  • Surround Speakers
    • Speaker Size: 2-3/4” woofer and 1/2” tweeter
    • Dimensions (W x H x D): 6-5/8" x 3-5/8" x 4-1/8" (each)
  • Subwoofer
    • Power Output: 100W
    • Driver Size: 8"
    • Dimensions: 11-3/8” x 11-3/8” x 12-7/8”

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 42 lbs
  • Shipping: 48 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 2 Years Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details

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4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (6)
  • Easy to set up (4)
  • Interfaces well with TV (3)
  • Powerful bass (3)

Cons

  • Confusing remote (4)

Best Uses

  • Living room (5)
  • Movies (4)
  • Surround sound solution (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie enthusiast (4), Tech savvy (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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4.0

Very good System

By The Boys' Club

from san jose, CA

About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Interfaces Well With TV

Cons

  • Confusing Remote
  • Poor Interface

Best Uses

  • Larger Rooms
  • Living Room
  • Movies

Very good receiver. Speaksers are good but not great. I was not imprssed with YPAO output, so i did my own configuration. I love the clarity of the sound and all the DSP options available. Fun to watch movies and sports. Highly recommend this product.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Surround Sound System !!!!!

By LPeezy

from Newark,DE.

About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Intuitive Controls
  • Thundering Bass

Cons

  • Confusing Remote

Best Uses

  • Larger Rooms
  • Living Room
  • Movies
  • Surround Sound Solution

This System is great for my Big Screen TV !!!!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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4.0

Well Designed System & easy integration

By DRK

from Saline, Michigan

About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Good Remote
  • Interfaces Well With TV
  • Intuitive Controls
  • Networking
  • Thundering Bass

Cons

  • Connectivity Integrated
  • Networking Added

Best Uses

  • Living Room

Product connected to Samsung Plasma 50" TV/Samsung Blue Ray player. Sound is very good, and the YPAO (calibration device) is a product differentiator. As stated elsewhere, HMI interface needs updating (tantamount to pong graphics). Air Play extremely useful (working on Pandora connectivity).

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  • No

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great product, lots of features!!

By davidchr

from Naperville, IL

About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Energy Efficient

Cons

  • Need To Use Submenus

Best Uses

  • Movies
  • Surround Sound Solution
  • Television Shows

I use this product in the family room. The speakers are just the right size and fill the room nicely but Id caution if you were buying this for a larger room. The speaker calibration is great. HDMI control is good, once you have your video/audio input selections verified. If you have an HDMI hookup, use the onscreen menus to tweak the speaker levels (the subwoofer was very low initially). All in all Im pleased with the purchase.

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  • No

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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great new technology

By Bill

from Pittsburgh, PA

About Me Practical

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Network

Cons

  • Confusing Remote
  • Difficult To Set Up
  • Remote W Comcast Issue

Best Uses

  • Living Room

This is great new technology with the network connectivity & iTouch controls but I can't believe that my Comcast remote can't be used universally to control the power on & off of this RX-V473. Comcast volume button works to control but no power on & that doesn't make sense. Not a Comcast issue as I can change the volume so a Yamaha code issue I guess. 2 remotes sounds like a little thing but this should be resolved.

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  • No

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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Awesome Sound

By Jeffro B

from Stafford VA

About Me Movie Enthusiast

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Interfaces Well With TV
  • Thundering Bass

Cons

  • Confusing Remote

Best Uses

  • Living Room
  • Movies
  • Surround Sound Solution

I use for surround sound in the family room.....awesome sound. Built in options are great.

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  • No

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Yamaha 5.1 Channel Black Home Theater System

Yamaha 5.1 Channel Black Home Theater System

UPC Code: 027108107325
Discontinued


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